Dear perfume friends, I wish you all at the same time to the 20.perfume Advent calendar door a beautiful 4th Advent. Today hides this wintry men's fragrance behind it, Valentino Uomo, the second fragrance that I will give away this year for Christmas.
Do you know it too? The colder and darker the days get, the greasier and richer the food has to be too. In winter, I don't want a fresh cucumber salad and all the more want the steaming stew, preferably extra spicy. My current obsession is instant coffee. I'm sure the baristas and avid coffee drinkers among you are slapping their hands together at this point, but I've never been a coffee drinker, can't stand the caffeine. I preferred the strong beans in the form of chocolate bars. But now I also like them liquid, decaf, instant, 2 spoonfuls of sugar, sometimes honey, oat milk and preferably around 5pm. That sounds worse than from Starbucks, one or the other will say, but I like it.
And exactly so it behaves with this fragrance: I got to know him when I fished from large bay a men's bottling package. As a good Flaconesse you have to finally educate yourself in every field and this time the lesson was called men's fragrances. By the way: some of them I wear myself, as you already know, so you never know where the new favorite, the next great discovery will come from. So Valentino Uomo was included in the package and I liked it right away. Truly not a lofty fragrance of intellectual perfumery art, but it smells above all one thing: simply good.
Gourmandig sweet, enveloping, with subtle coffee note, which reminds me more of a dessert, than of the said hot drink. Such a beautiful fragrance must not be missing in my collection, but since my budget for this month was already used up, I came up with a smart idea: I just give it away for Christmas and that to my boyfriend. He has certainly nothing against it, if I him for you Unboxe and me from time to time a spray steal, because he liked him at the first Antesten just as.
When the fragrance arrived, here in a gift set with matching shower gel, I was surprised by the value of the box. The light brown cardboard has a diamond-like embossing and is a boon for every haptic. The logo shines in the middle, golden writing on a black background. The bottles inside make an equally noble impression. The 50mL flacon of the eau de toilettes is secured at the spray head as there is no lid. The glass has the same slightly thicker texture as the cardboard, feels good in the hand and has an interesting feel. The liquid shines through with a brownish tint, and the company logo shines from a badge on the front. And also the plastic shower gel bottle does not look cheap.
The spray head of the flacon is easy to operate, admittedly, the side could be a little finer. Immediately surrounds me a slightly herbaceous, spicy opening, this must be the myrtle, with subtle bergamot freshness, which merely colors the background. Then the gourmand sweet heart opens: a creamy dessert of coffee-flavored giandujanougat cream, gourmet nutella, so to speak. So the fragrance lingers for some time, indulgent, enveloping, before fading out over a subtly woody, finely tuned leather base.
For me, a fragrance that fits quite wonderfully into everyday winter wear. Less as a work companion, where he would not stand out here disturbingly, but rather suitable as a leisure, cuddle, sleep and feel-good fragrance and he is 100% unisex. What I appreciate about the men's sourmands is the spice that is often brought out more, the depth that appears as a counter to the sweet notes and makes the scent more interesting than it often is with the women's versions. Because many of the ladies gourmand declared as such seem to me too sweet, too flat.
Valentino Uomo has risen in the short time we've known each other to become one of my top three favorite designer winter men's fragrances, along with Le Male Le Parfum and Dior Homme Intense. In terms of fragrance feel, it has parallels with the latter, but seems less elegant, but enveloping-creamy.
Now I hope the presentee will be happy in 4 days about the fragrant gift, otherwise I just enjoy him myself, snuggled on the sofa in the afternoon with instant coffee.
Thank you for reading,